Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 IV - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV Specs

DC FZ82

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

  • Introduced in September 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 24 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.0")
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 IV

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 IV: The sensors

DC FZ82 features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 IV uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 IV's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the DC FZ82 employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 IV: Viewfinder

DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

The Cyber-shot RX10 IV has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Cyber-shot RX10 IV (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DC FZ82 a better choice

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)616g
(19.9 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are the superior video recording and the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 IV.

The DC FZ82 scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1024
Auto Focus points (4)49315
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.162.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.44
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 IV are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DC FZ82: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 35 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Similar size1464cm³1587cm³
WiFi
Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV Dimensions

Look at front view of the DC FZ82 and Cyber-shot RX10 IV

DC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 IV, front viewDC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 IV, front view

Top view of cameras

DC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 IV, view from aboveDC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 IV, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DC FZ82

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

4
35

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV as better choice.

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